Testing Center

Placement Testing

All future students who plan to complete any degree program or accumulate nine semester hours of college credit must complete a placement test. The placement test is given on all three Paul D. Camp Community College sites—Franklin, Suffolk, and Smithfield. Future students will be tested on reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency skills.

To sign up for the placement test, please complete the following:

  • Submit an online application
  • Select a testing date and time listed below
  • Call or visit the Admissions office to sign-up for a testing date and time

Testing Sign-up and Contact Information:

Franklin Campus
Scheduling – Admissions Office………………………569-6707
Questions and scheduling – Mary Ellen Gleason…569-6740
mgleason@pdc.edu

Suffolk Campus
Questions and scheduling – Carol Badeaux……………925-6328
cbadeaux@pdc.edu

Smithfield Center
Questions and scheduling – Carol Badeaux……………925-6328
cbadeaux@pdc.edu


Practice Books, Sample Tests, and Other Resources

Future students are advised to review practice materials for preparation of the placement test. The following materials are available for future students to review the skills needed to successfully complete the placement test:

Once these practice materials are reviewed, online testing samples can be accessed by clicking on the following Sample Tests:

Those future students interested in calculus practice resources, may find the following websites useful:


Testing Day

What should future students bring on the testing day? Please bring the following:

  • A government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • The seven digit student ID number issued when the application to PDCCC was submitted and accepted. This number is also noted as the emplid at the bottom of the accepted application pdf document.

Placement Testing Calendar
Testing for Fall 2017

Note: Placement Testing dates are subject to change without notice.


Franklin Campus Room 117

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 a.m.
January 2
9:00 a.m.
September 20
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 29
December 6
December 13
December 20

1:00 p.m.
September 6
September 13
September 27

2:30 p.m.
October 4
October 11

9:00 a.m.
January 4
9:00 a.m.
September 1
9:00 a.m.
January 6

Franklin Campus Sign-up
Admissions Office: 757-569-6717
Mary Ellen Gleason: (Office): 569-6740 email: mgleason@pdc.edu


Hobbs (Suffolk) Campus Room 103

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 a.m.
September 12
September 19
October 10
October 17
November 7
November 28
December 12
December 19
January 2
9:00 a.m.
August 24
August 31
September 7
September 28
October 5
October 26
November 2
November 16
December 7
December 21
January 4
9:00 a.m.
January 5
9:00 a.m.
January 6

Suffolk Campus Sign-up
Admissions Office: 757-925-6312
Carol Badeaux: (Office) 757-925-6328 email: cbadeaux@pdc.edu (preferred)


Smithfield Center Room 208

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 a.m.
September 5
9:00 a.m.
August 30
September 13
September 20
September 27
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 29
December 6
December 13
December 20
January 3
If another day or time arrangement needs to be made, please contact Carol Badeaux at 757-925-6328 or email her at cbadeaux@pdc.edu

Smithfield Center Sign-up
Office: 757-925-6340
Carol Badeaux: (Office) 757-925-6328 email: cbadeaux@pdc.edu


Proctored Exams for Online Classes

Many students who take online classes through PDC, NVCC, TCC, or other community colleges in Virginia may need proctoring for exams.
Those enrolled with the SSDL classes through NVCC
Those enrolled with the ELI classes through NVCC
And all other community colleges, please contact:

Ms. Mary Ellen Gleason, 757-569-6740 or mgleason@pdc.edu for the Franklin campus
Mrs. Carol Badeaux, 757-925-6328 or cbadeaux@pdc.edu for the Suffolk campus
Mrs. Carol Badeaux, 757-925-6328 or cbadeaux@pdc.edu for the Smithfield Center


Dual Enrollment Testing Dates for Area High Schools

The college offers various college level and career/technical courses to area high schools through our dual enrollment program. The following high schools participate in the PDCCC dual enrollment program:

  • Southampton High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Southampton Academy
  • Nansemond River High School
  • Lakeland High School
  • Kings Fork High School
  • Windsor High School
  • Smithfield High School
  • Isle of Wight Academy

For those high school students or parents of high school students interested in dual enrollment classes, please contact your high school’s guidance counselor for further instructions. Placement tests are required for all students interested in taking dual enrollment classes. The dates for testing are arranged between the high schools and the college. Please contact the high school guidance counselor to determine when the next placement testing sessions are scheduled.

The PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests are considered alternate tests to qualify for dual enrollment provided the scores meet certain cut-off scores. Please contact your high school’s guidance counselor for more information about alternate testing qualifications.

If you have any further questions about dual enrollment testing, please contact Ms. Mary Ellen Gleason at 757-569-6740 or mgleason@pdc.edu


Instructions for future dual enrollment students.

  • All first time students must submit an online application at www.pdc.edu
  • Students must bring with them their student ID number provided by the application process
  • It is strongly recommended that students review the practice materials on this webpage.
  • A calculator is provided with the test. Personal calculators are not permitted.
  • Dual enrollment testing is provided on the site of the high school. However, during the summer months, testing or retesting is administered at the college. To sign up for testing or retesting for the dual enrollment programs, please contact:

Kaplan Entrance Exam for Future Nursing Students

Kaplan entrance exams are administered September – December and January – February for all perspective nursing students. Please contact Carol Griffin at 757.569.6731 in the Nursing Department to schedule a testing date. Kaplan practice materials are available at the Follett Bookstore on the Franklin and Hobbs Suffolk Campus.